2018 Alumni Society Board of Governors Ballot and Bios
Vote for Four (4) Dentists
Dr. Wes Schulz* (1972 DDS), Traverse City, MI
Dr. Schulz retired from his Traverse City practice in 2013. He has been a clinical instructor at the school and held a staff position at University Hospital in Ann Arbor. He is past president of the Resort District Dental Society, has served seven years as Trustee to the MDA and has been a member of the ADA House of Delegates.
Dr. Michael Behnan (1979 MS), Rochester Hills, MI
Dr. Behnan is an orthodontist recently retired from his private practice in Macomb County, Michigan. He has been U of M Adjunct Associate Professor of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry since 1996. Mike has also been an examiner for the American Board of Orthodontics and on the teaching staff of the Charles Tweed Foundation. He served as President of the University of Michigan Orthodontic Alumni Association 2014-2017.
Dr. Jeffrey Halvorson* (1983 DDS, 1992 MS), Grand Rapids, MI
Dr. Halvorson is an Endodontist in Grand Rapids. He has served as an active member of the West Michigan District Dental Society and the Michigan Dental Association, chairing various committees and being a delegate to the MDA House of Delegates. He also has been a director for the MDA Foundation for five years. Jeff has served as an examiner for the Endodontic State Board for many years, until it was discontinued in 2015. He currently serves on the MDA Standard of Care Peer Review/Endodontics Committee, the UM Endodontic External Advisory Committee and the UM School of Dentistry Board of Governors.
Dr. Sara Kellogg (2007 DDS), Jackson, MI
Dr. Kellogg owns a private practice in Jackson, MI. She has been practicing in the mid-Michigan area for the last 11 years. She is a member of the ADA, MDA, JDDS, American Equilibration Society (AES), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and is a standing member of the Pankey Institute advisory board. She has completed her advanced training from the world renowned Pankey Institute and was recently approached about teaching at the Institute. She co-facilitates and participates in many local and national study clubs and very much enjoys the education, collaboration and support and friendship with other dentists that these types of clubs provide. She feels passionate about practicing outside the influence of third party carriers and the constraints they place on the practice of dentistry.
Dr. Gerald C Dietz Jr. (1984 DDS), Bloomfield Hills, MI
Dr. Dietz is an Endodontist in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He completed his post-graduate endodontic training at the University of Detroit Mercy in 1986. He began practice with Endodontic Associates immediately following graduation. Dr. Dietz is a past President of the Michigan Association of Endodontists. He has recently served on the American Association of Endodontists Board of Directors and its Foundation Board of Trustees. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. He has served on many committees at the national, state and local levels of organized dentistry.
Vote for One (1) Hygienist
Ms. Theresa M. Hull, RDH (2011 BSDH), Ann Arbor, MI
Theresa is part of the team at Chelsea Family Dentistry. She has been in the dental profession for twelve years, starting as an Orthodontic Assistant. Theresa has given oral health presentations in the Chelsea school system and has helped organize donations of dental supplies for Hope Clinic International to provide for needy children in Nicaragua. Her passion is dental health preventative care and education.
Ms. Julia A. Johnson, RDH (2012 BSDH), Commerce Twp, MI
Julia has been an enthusiastic and devoted clinician in restorative dentistry since 1980. Currently she practices in general dental offices in Brighton, Milford and White Lake, MI. She has a passion for the highest quality patient care and client outcomes. She served as Class president 2010-2011 and is a current member of the ADHA, MDHA, and GDDHA.